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Not sure what to do after law school? Try thisBefore coming to law school, I didn’t think too much about what I’d do when I was done. My future legal career was on the other side of the horizon, too far away to see. Surely, I thought, “law school would make it all make sense.” Classes would line up neatly with practice areas, my favourite law class would lead to my passion, and I’d be all set.
Monday, 07 September 2015 10:02

Video: The courthouse of the future

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Video: The courthouse of the futureStudents from various post secondary institutions in Ontario flocked to Osgoode Hall Law school where they had the chance to take a brand new course that gave them the opportunity to design their very own courthouse of the future.
Monday, 31 August 2015 08:00

Have you met your career services officer yet?

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 Writer Ted Flett and UNB law CSO Clea Ward last October. Photo: Joy Cummings/UNB
Writer Ted Flett and UNB law CSO Clea Ward last October. Photo: Joy Cummings/UNB
As classes resume in a matter of days, landing a legal job — whether summer, articling, or even part-time during the school year — is as top of mind for many students as reconnecting with classmates and finding a cheap textbook. And on-campus interviews, a key stage of selection in the large law firm recruitment process, loom on the horizon for many law students.
Monday, 31 August 2015 08:00

It’s a lifestyle choice

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Jeff Courson lives150 metres from work and can look out his window and see the ocean in Port Hardy, B.C.
Jeff Courson lives150 metres from work and can look out his window and see the ocean in Port Hardy, B.C.
There is an articling crisis afoot and Kenneth Walker, the Law Society of British Columbia’s president, says articling students need to tap into unique business opportunities, one of which he recently shared on his blog.
Monday, 24 August 2015 11:25

Video: Trial by technology

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Tala Khoury had a front-row seat for a mega-trial that pushed boundaries of current courtroom technology.  Anastasiya Jogal recently sat down with the articling student in Toronto, to get the exclusive details.fasken
Monday, 17 August 2015 08:00

What we can learn from other professions

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What we can learn from other professions“But you don’t understand. They’re completely different.”
John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law will introduce the first law course on global corruption to commence in September.
Monday, 10 August 2015 08:00

Blogging for truth and reconciliation

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UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
An idea sparked by a tweet led to the birth of reconciliationsyllabus, a blog of materials for teaching law inspired by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Law students help pipeline enthusiasts click through evidenceInformation surrounding Kinder Morgan’s expansion project can be difficult to understand, let alone research for the public due to the extensive amount of data available on the ever-expanding pipeline from official sources such as the National Energy Board.
Monday, 27 July 2015 09:37

Need for change inspires future lawyers

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Need for change inspires future lawyersI was recently struck by the slightly defiant social media activity of some fellow law school students. On Canada Day, a few expressed embarrassment at the country’s state of law making and governance rather than pride.
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